IRPA Working Papers

Irpa Working Paper No. 2012/7 – Georgios Dimitropoulos

Global Administrative Law as “Enabling Law”: How to Monitor and Evaluate Indicator-Based Performance of Global Actors



The piece explores the relationship between indicators and their framework and identifies the evolution of a “global regulatory system for indicators”. This is a plural system and is part of a broader change in contemporary global governance and administration, which is also signified by the use of indicators. Drawing on examples from the IMF/EU adjustment programmes, the NEPAD African Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union and the evaluation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy by the OECD, it shows that authority in the global legal order is exercised in a non-hierarchical way. Against this background, the final aim of this paper is to show that the best way to monitor performance of rule-implementation based on indicators is the peer review system and other forms of horizontal monitoring.

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Georgios Dimitropoulos

Georgios Dimitropoulos earned his Ph.D. in Law summa cum laude at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 2011. He holds an LL.M. from the same University and an LL.B. from the University of Athens, Greece. During 2011-2012 he was a Hauser Research Scholar at New York University (NYU) School of Law, working on a project on “Peer Reviews in Global and European Governance”.